Singer most famous as the lead vocalist in the R&B group The Manhattans. After leaving the band in the late 80's, he released popular solo singles like "Take Me Where You Want To" and "Slow Motion."
He was born in Henderson, North Carolina and released his first single as a member of The Manhattans in 1964.
In 2008, he recorded a tribute album to legendary singer Sam Cooke titled "Gerald Alston Sings Sam Cooke."
His uncle is Shirelles singer Shirley Alston Reeves.
He and The Manhattans' 1976 song "Reasons" features contributions from singer Maurice White.